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and not by fierce. >> mandela was born 1918 in eastern cape pro-vince, south africa. one of 13 children. he would go on to become a lawyer after a rare education in a white supremacist nation that was explicitly ordered around the oppression and degradation of the black majority of its people. mandela co-founded the youth league of the african national progress dedicated to equal rights and overthrowing the system of apartheid, the racial segregation upon which the republic of south africa had been founded. for this activity, the government armed with a vast secret police branded mandela an enemy of the state. mandela was forced into hiding. in a stunning 1961 broadcast, his first televised interview, the 42-year-old activist spoke with itn's brian woodlake. >> i asked him what it was that the africans really wanted. >> the africans require, want the franchise on the basis of one man, one vote. >> do you see africans being able to develop in this country without the europeans being pushed out? >> we have made it very clear in our policy that south africa is a country of many races. that there's room
>> announcer: the >>> the death of nelson >>> the death of nelson mandela. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. we're back with more of our special coverage of the passing of nelson mandela who died today at the age of 95. as you might imagine, at this hour, reaction to his loss, is pouring in from around the world and the nation of south africa now begins a state of mourning. our south african-based correspondent is with us from outside the mandela family home in johannesburg. as we said in our first half hour, this is a nation many of whom went to bed last night who will be waking up tomorrow morning to hear this anticipated but still sad and shocking news. >> absolutely right, brian. anticipated. expected. predictable but painful nonetheless. as i look around, the crowds here have grown to maybe 400 or 500 people. mainly south africans who were born after the birth of democracy. the so-called born frees who have no memory of the darkest years of ar par tide. they are singing and celebrating his life rather than mourning his death because, of course, his death was not in
the world. from johannesburg to the bay area, an outpouring of love and admiration for nelson mandela. live pictures from johannesburg, south africa,y it's friday morning. a new day for this proud and historic african nation. a steady stream of mourners and flowers have been singing and gathering throughout the night. good evening. thanks for joining us. it's a rare moment of worldwide unity tonight. nelson mandela has died. has rekindled the hope of a generation. cheryl hurd was here during mandela's visit in 1990. jean elle has the impact in the world of education and sports. we begin with the worldwide tribute happening as we speak. as dawn broke, the celebration in south africa continues, the nation lovingly remembering the man. president obama said mandela's journey from prisoner to president, taught him the power of hope. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: mandela was born in south africa's black elite. but he led the movement against apartheid and was thrown in jail. to
their own sort of memories of nelson mandela. we'll have more on this on "morning joe" which starts right now. ♪ ordinary love >> i build a society in which all both black and white can walk tall without any fear in their hearts. assured of their right to human dignity, a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world. >> it would have been groundbreaking enough to become south africa's first black president, but nelson mandela was so much more. not only to his own country but to people the world over. the freedom fighter has died at the age of 95. madiba, as he was known, sacrificed 25 years of his life in prison so that his countrymen might be free from the bonds of apartheid. >> your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. i, therefore, place in the remaining years of my life in your hands. >> when he was released from prison he was greeted by a crowd black and white and his plight inspired a young college student who would change history himself. >> i'm one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very fir
>> nelson mandela. man whose strength healed a nation and changed the world. >> i stand here before you not as approve it but as a humble servant. >> tonight the world mourns the passing of an icon. nelson mandela dead at the age of 95. good evening i'm dan ashley. mandela lived 27 years of his life in prison for his belief in freedom and equality and he merged after all of that time with a message of generosity towards his oppress ors. karen has the story. >> out by the home where nelson mandela died they sang in memory and mourning. >> great fighter. strong man. >> south africa president delivered the long dreaded new news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >>reporter: president obama praised the man he culled a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth that. sense of loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic news. remind what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> to regular people.
relented and released mandela in 1990. the famous prisoner instantly became a super star who energized the people. he became the first black person to run for president. he won in a landslide. the country celebrated and so did the rest of the world. >> i should be shining his shoes. >> reporter: behind the scenes, there was trouble in his personal life, including a messy divorce with his wife winnie, who stood behind him while he was in jail. >> president obama addressed the nation this afternoon. his comments were very personal. he spoke of how mandela inspired millions of people to fight for justice and democracy, including himself. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. like so many around the globe, i cannot imagine my own life without the example mandela set. >> take a look at this video. it is from oakland. mandela came to the bay area and 58,000 people filled the coliseum to meet him. many recall being face to face with the man who changed the world. we have a look at nelson mandela through th
are mourning the loss of nelson mandela. and washington dc, people gathered with candles outside the embassy where a statue of mandela stands. >> it is now morning in south africa. some people have been paying tribute outside his home since his death was announced late thursday night. others are just waking up the to the news there. mandela is credited with transforming a country. >> tonight, danielle nottingham has more on the passing of this great leader. >> reporter: south africans gathered in the predawn darkness to sing the praises of their former president, nelson mandela who died just hours earlier at the age of 95. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. >> reporter: after 27 years in prison for crimes against the government, mandela was freed in 1990. in 1994, he became the country's first black president. >> he built a genuine multiracial democracy in south africa. when he could have had a one party state and shut everyone else out. when he could have had the politics of resentment, he chose the politics of inclusion. >> reporter: years later, he bec
today at nelson mandela's long journey. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. we further explore mandela's legacy. tonight, how south africa was forever changed by the man they called "father." >> to many people nelson mandela does represent the kind of more all center an a choice to turn away from violence, to turn away from strife. and to turn away from racial divisions. >> woodruff: back in the u.s., paul solman digs into today's jobs report, which points to strong gains in hiring and a five-year low in the unemployment rate. and mark shields and david brooks are here. they reflect on mandela's life and the rest of the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this program was made
, the world is mourning the death of nelson mandela. the former south african president died yesterday at the age of 95. this is a live look at a memorial outside his home. hundreds gathered to leave flowers, pray and celebrate his life. >>> reporter: south africans woke up to the news that nelson mandela was dead. the announcement was made around midnight south african time. people have been flocking to his home in black and white fitting for a man whose legacy was defined by reconciliation, by reaching out a hand to the white minority in south africa and embracing them as part of south africa's fledgling democracy when he was released after 27 years in jail. his bad is in pretoria where he will stay -- body is in pretoria where he will stay for five days so the public can view his body and then it will be flown two hours to his rural village where there should be a private family burial and funeral within about the next 10 days. cbs news, johannesburg. >> a public funeral for him will be held before his burial. world leaders will attend including president obama. >>> in june of 1994,
. . . money." go to "lunch i am adam johnson. nelson mandela is a name recognized all over the world and will likely written in the history books for generations. a freedom fighter who emerged to revolutionize a country in south africa. as you know, he died last night. he was 95 years old. >> a free man taking his first steps. from prisoner to president, nelson mandela's 1990 release from jail signaled the end of south africa's racist policy and he would go on to become the country's first truly democratically elected leader. >> the faithful for the republic of south africa. to ae in a small village local chief, mandela was one of 13 children and a first member of his family to attend school. in the 1940's, he began opposing the white minority's i'll see of apartheid, laws that segregated and made colored south africans second -- second-class citizens. at first, mandela was inspired by gandhi's approach of nonviolent resistance. as white south africa became more aggressive, so did he. as the head of the armed wing of the national international he was arrested and tried in 1
of them of not high paying jobs. >> this week, south africa is paying tribute to nelson mandela, ten days of mourning are under way for the man many called madiba. but the nation is also celebrating this life. we'll do that next. [ dr. ronit ] there's a lot of foods and drinks that have acids in them. raspberries, strawberries, working at your enamel, once it's gone, you can't get it back. i would recommend using pronamel. pronamel will help to reharden the enamel, i use that every day, twice a day, and i know that i am protected. as your life and career change, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust your retirement plan along the way, rethink how you're invested, and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity i.r.a. has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today, and we'll make it easy to move that old 401(k) to a fidelity i.r.a. congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much
's uniform. an ordinarily combined with extraordinariness is not mandela's sole uniqueness. his capacity for forgiveness is what made him the absolutely critical figure first during secret negotiations in the late 1980s from prison with the afrikaner nationalist government and then after his release both in the transition and in healing a bitterly divided nation. which then brings me to his -- [inaudible] gandhi, kennedy, churchill, all iconic figures. the last for his inspirational wartime leadership, the first more so for being assassinated. yet today ask almost anybody anywhere which global statesmen they admire most, and nelson mandela will likely as not be the answer. other world figures are usually famous within their own professional disciplines, sections of society, interest groups or age groups. many attract cynicism or play at indifference. nelson mandela's achievement was to combine fame, affection and admiration from virtually anyone anywhere in the world. so if, i believe, he is more iconic than anybody else, then why? his life story of sacrifice, courage, endowns and suffer
real leader, nelson mandela. >> billy brown considers him one of his biggest influences, placing him among some of the biggest civil right ises advocates. brown hosted him in his civil rights tour after he got out of prison. >> mandela came here in 1990, and 70,000 packed into the coliseum to see their hero and receive thanks for his activism. >> it is you, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my dedication hopes to continue to prosper. >> the bay area choir who performed for him in south africa will be live at 6:30. >>> the man who paid a lot of money to combat -- tenure and the mark he leaves behind. >> reporter: the so-called supercop is back in new york. the mayor elect named william braton the job he had under giuliani. >> this is a beacon of light for the rest of world. >> reporter: his record of cleaning up crime was what attracted the oakland officials, paying him $250,000 to tell them how to tackle crime here. a year-long contract job that ended a month ago. >> i think what bill did was that he came in and he watched how we were implementing different things
july. >> nelson mandela will have a states burial on december 15th. slacks or around the world are at half staff in tribute to a man many call a giant for justice. nelson mandela, the former south african president and nobel peace died yesterday at his home in johannesburg at the age of 95. this is video of his supporters outside of his home. south africans drapes in flags and images of mandela get on the streets to sing and dance. mandela's body is not a military hospital in pretoria, head of a state funeral and a little more than a week from now. >> the chp has issued a statewide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by a man in kennewick, washington. 19-year-old eduardo flores- rosales on the right is suspected of abducting elizabeth romero on the left on wednesday afternoon. romero is described as a hispanic girl standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. she was last seen wearing a white tank top, dark pants and was carrying a backpack and a pink purse. flores-rosales is a hispanic man standing 5 feet 9 in
was sleeping. >> and the world prepares to say goodbye to nelson mandela. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the crew had locked up and ! tom wagner was flying from >>> united airlines has some explaining to do after a passenger was found sleeping on the plane after the plane landed and left. he fell asleep on board, and was just left there. when he woke up, the plane was dark, and he thought he was dreaming. he soon found out it it was real when workers came onboard. >> i said don't put the blame on me, i said i didn't do nothing wrong here. they said then try to be hush hush and keep it quiet. >> the airline is trying to figure out how no one noticed wagner during the post flight walk through. >>> the american airlines u.s. airways merger is complete. the new american airlines chairman celebrated by remotely ringing the opening bell for the nasdaq exchange. the owner leads four airlines controlling 80% of the u.s. travel market. the dow is up about 20 points. >>> right now, president obama is en route to south africa, he will speak at tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. joining him is former presi
of former south african president nelson mandela. people across the world are still mourning - and celebrating his life. reverend cecil williams of san francisco's glide memorial church talked about mandela today. he says he was there onstage the oakland coliseum when mandela visited in 1990. and will always remember mandela for his courage and conviction even after being imprisoned for 27 years. >> he comes out and his fans that he is not going to be destroyed. he stated that he came to liberate. that is what he is, a liberated. i did not know how many liberators are left to tell you the truth. be a real human being. so much so, that i will--are will invest my life to be nice people. >> world leaders are paying their respects to mandela. reporter emily schmidt has the latest from washington. >> nelson mandela made his last appearance in 2010 when they host of the world cup. it has done nothing to diminish his place. the tributes are just rolling in for him today. >> there is silence on the first full day of mourning. there are growing tribunes and then there are words tried
. that is coming up next weeks. >> and ahead a legend departs. a tribute to nelson mandela's full and inspiring life - next.Ñ >> finally this hour we pay tribute to an extraordinary figure of the 20th century. nelson mandela died on thursday at at the age of 95. he was given the name rolihlahla dalibhunga, translated as trouble maker. to his clan he was madeba. to his country he was tata. the world will remember nelson mandela as the father of his nation, whose resolve and leadership, through decades of oppression and 27 years in prison for south africa to finally end the cruelty of apartheid. his dignity inspired the people of his own homeland and those that worked for freedom and civil rights across the world. many offer tribe utes that somehow seem to full short of describing nelson mandela, so we began with the great man's own words, the ones we will all remember of him. "dif", he once wrote to his wife, "break some men, but make others. real leaders must be willing to sacrifices all for the freedom of their people. i can rest only for a moment for with freedom come responsibilities, and i
't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >>: nelson mandela was a triumphant for justice. >>: just an extraordinary man. a gentle giant. the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirits. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid fundamental trade. >>: cnn's twitter tracker show that news of a vandals dug spreading of nearly 1000 tweet per minute for it as samuel jackson mets never met a better person and then nelson mandela grid others remember the man who meant so much to people by flame-judge lance flowers. the flag was lowered to half staff. i'm andrew spencer reporte the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation hopes for it >>james: a pretty incredible they all agree that this was actually from the kron4 news report when nelson mandela visited the bay area back in 1993 that it was an oakland more than two decades ago. he was there to make a speech at the packed crowd there at the oakland coliseum. they needed a venue that big and it was sti
storm is moving east and we could feel the effects tomorrow. >>> plus, nelson mandela's family speaking out for the first time since his death. and a costly crime spree. see the damage done in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> good evening, i'm adam toss it's the calm before the storm. winter weather blasted the midwest from texas to tennessee. subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice and we're going to get hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. state highway crews already treating local roads. and warning people to avoid driving if possible. tonight we're on storm watch. da darsie spencer has more. >> this just in, a winter weather advisory has been issued for washington and areas of southern maryland. areas back to the west after a winter storm watch. now these weather alerts will begin tomorrow morning, and they're going to run through monday morning. the greatest concern with the system will be freezing rain it could lead to power outages, especially for areas to the west of the district if we can switch computers over to max 22 where i can show you the winter storm watch and winte
spencer reports on the overwhelming show of affection and the wake of nelson mandela's death. >>: in both letters outside the apollo theater in memory of nelson mandela he changed our world. >>: god must have spent a whole lot of time and making nelson mandela. >>: barack obama spend more time. >>: a moral giant who embodied dignity courage and hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >>: and he wasn't the only one to reflect on and that was death. >>: he was a champion for justice and a fighter for our human rights. >>: he is the kind of individual the that the words he spoke were so profoundly talented to your spirit. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental to rid cnn's twitter tracker showed news of mandela's death spreading around and you're the 1000 tweet per minute. after samuel l. jackson rolled never met a better person in my life then nelson mandela. my sympathy to his wife and country. at the south african embassy in washington the f
for a mass memorial service honoring nelson mandela. at least 100,000 people, including nearly 100 world leaders, are expected to attend tomorrow. president obama and mrs. obama left washington this morning, joined on air force one by former president george w. bush and his wife. former presidents clinton and carter also will attend. there's been more unrest in the central african republic, as gunmen refuse to give up their weapons to french troops. the french patrolled the capital city today, trying to disarm rival muslim and christian fighters who killed 400 people over the weekend. we'll have a report from the c.a.r. later in the program. the prime minister of thailand called for new elections today, in the face of protests against her rule. the opposition has accused her of corruption, insisting again she must go. john sparks of "independent television news" reports from bangkok. >> reporter: protest leaders called it the day of reckoning. a time to do-or-die. when their call was answered on the streets of bangkok by more than 150,000 people. and each one seemed determined to topple
plans 10 days of events for nelson mandela who died yesterday. his admirers are gathering outside his johannesburg home. the last black president of south africa called mr. mandela a great man with great integrity. >> i think his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis in which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get
imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're clearing out this morning. let's look at some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours. .47 in napa. .4 in santa rosa. almost .3 for oakland, san francisco picking up almost .4. san jose picking up .13. we have s
mandela who died yesterday. his admirers are gathering outside his johannesburg home. the last black president of south africa called mr. mandela a great man with great integrity. >> i think his greatest legacy to south africa and to the world is the emphasis in which he has always put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get up to two years in jail. >>> conti
coverage on the death of nelson mandela. today in south africa, it was a day of mourning, reflection and remembrance as large crowds continue to gather outside the former president's home in johannesburg. the president of south africa today finalized the schedule veptsst for his funeral. leaders from all over the world will be attending. it will include ten days of mourning that will culminate with a state funeral and a private farewell for those closest to him. president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week and pay their respects. at least two former presidents, bill clinton and george w. bush will also be flying on board air force one. today we spoke with the reverend cecil williams in san francisco about the impact nelson mandela had on his life. >> i was just so overcome by this man who was not just soft- spoken but who articulated and interpreted to people his genuine humanness, his genuine concern for human kind. no wonder he was a world leader. >> this is a photo of reverend williams with nelson mandela. it was taken when the two met in oakland in 1990, j
's interesting ted cruz is going to mandela's funeral. i think republicans are starting to look beyond their very small base and realize they got to expand to win national elections. the cantor thing was fascinating. >> this was in virginia this weekend talking to about 500 activists, and eric cantor talked about how the republican party needs be fighting democrats not themselves, and he said the republicans need to talk to people where they are. a great stat that i ran across the other day. 232 house republicans, 89% of them white males. white males in the country, 36%. so these republicans are dealing a little bit with that math problem trying to close that gap. >> yeah. >> this meeting where eric cantor talked was fascinating. virginia republicans called at any time advance because they don't want to be retreating. they want to advance. and ed gillespie, mark warner wants to run against him. he's strong. if he jumped in, that would be one of the hottest races in the country. mark warner would be strong and the favorite but a real race. >> mike allen look at the playbook. cut out that box jumpi
. >>> the obamas joining more than 50 world leaders paying tribute to nelson mandela tomorrow. president george w. bush and his wife will join them, president clinton and jimmy carter attending also. a big test for south africa's government as it plans the memorial expecting 94,000 people at fnb stadium where they had the world cup in 2010 and another 100,000 plus expected outside at overflow areas around the city. many details were worked out well in advance. politico is reporting the last-minute services are pretty daunting. concerns from the motorcade route to his safety once inside. meanwhile, sunday marked an official day of prayer across south africa. but in churches the scene was as much celebratory as mournful. other parts of the world, ukraine's president facing major unrest and a 48-hour deadline threat to disband his government. anti-government protesters yesterday toppled the stature of lenin. he's, of course, the founder of the soviet union, demonstrators took turns attacking the statue with hammers sort of reminiscent of the berlin wall falling in the early '90s and smashed it to pi
was a political assassination. arafat died in 2004 in a french hospital. >>> the family of nelson mandela say he's putting up a courageous fight but is still very, very ill. in september, the former south african president was released from a hospital after being treated for a recurring long infection. he's been getting home-based medical attention since getting owg of the hospital. his family says he's strong and courageous despite being very ill. >>> 8:14. a new study shows there's a silent film crisis. the library of congress reports 70% of all feature-length silent films made in america are lost. the study blames neglect and decay during the last century. about 11,000 silent films were made in the u.s. between 1912 and 1930. only 14% still exist in their original film format. >>> toys 'r' us has agreed to a settlement after being sued for overcharging some customers. the giant toy store chain will pay nearly $180,000 to settle with los angeles, san diego and venture raw counties. the -- ventura counties. the lawsuit claims they were told to pay more than the shelf price. toys 'r' us is not a
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